MMA

5:30 AM ET An amateur mixed martial arts fighter has died in England after suffering a brain injury during a match. Saeideh Aletaha, 26, was competing at a Fast and Furious Fight Series (FFS) event in Southampton’s Central Hall on Saturday when she was critically injured. She was taken to hospital following the fight, but
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11:00 AM ET Yoel Romero has lost three of his past four fights, yet the former Cuban Olympic wrestler seems to be a popular choice when it comes to being the next challenger for Israel Adesanya‘s UFC middleweight championship. Does the “Soldier of God” think he’ll be the next challenger? Adesanya said he’ll be willing
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2:47 PM ET The UFC is close to finalizing a heavyweight bout between Derrick Lewis and Ilir Latifi on Feb. 8, according to multiple sources. Contracts have yet to be signed, but both sides have agreed to the matchup. The UFC has not yet announced an event or venue for the date of Feb. 8,
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11:59 PM ET UFC light heavyweight Jan Blachowicz maintained his spot in the 205-pound pecking order, as he narrowly defeated Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza via split decision on Saturday. The light heavyweight contest headlined UFC Fight Night inside Ginasio Do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Blachowicz (25-8) outpointed Souza on the official scorecards 48-47, 48-47 and
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12:04 PM ET Tyson Fury has said he has received an offer from former two-weight UFC titleholder Conor McGregor to train the lineal boxing heavyweight champion in mixed martial arts. Fury recently said he would be open to competing in MMA, and trained with Liverpudlian UFC fighter Darren Till this week. “I’ve been training with
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8:18 PM ET It’ll be prospect vs. pioneer at the UFC’s first big show of 2020. Maycee Barber, a 21-year-old blue-chipper, and Roxanne Modafferi have verbally agreed to fight each other in a women’s flyweight matchup at UFC 246 on Jan. 18, sources told ESPN on Wednesday, confirming news first reported by MMA Junkie. The
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5:53 PM ET Aaron Pico‘s comeback trail will begin early next year. A bout between Pico, the once-vaunted mixed martial arts prospect, and Daniel Carey has been verbally agreed for Bellator 238 on Jan. 25 in Inglewood, California, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. Pico (4-3) came into Bellator in 2017 regarded as the greatest prospect
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5:04 PM ET Former UFC lightweight champion and featherweight title challenger Frankie Edgar will make his bantamweight debut against Cory Sandhagen early next year, multiple sources told ESPN. Edgar’s first fight at 135 pounds will serve as the co-main event at UFC Fight Night on Jan. 25. The card will take place at PNC Arena
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3:33 PM ET A heavyweight matchup between former champion Junior dos Santos and Curtis Blaydes will headline UFC Fight Night on Jan. 25, multiple sources told ESPN. The five-round bout is not yet officially signed, but both sides have agreed. The UFC Fight Night event will take place at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina,
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